Jagan releases Rs 2204 Cr for farmers in AP

  • Published Nov 07, 2023 | 4:17 PMUpdated Nov 07, 2023 | 4:17 PM
  • Published Nov 07, 2023 | 4:17 PMUpdated Nov 07, 2023 | 4:17 PM
Jagan releases Rs 2204 Cr for farmers in AP

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy released Rs 2204.77 crore towards second tranche of the fifth year’s YSR Rythu Bharosa-PM Kisan benefiting 53.53 lakh SC, ST, BC and minority farmers. An amount of Rs 4,000 each would be credited directly into their bank accounts.

Addressing a huge public meeting before releasing the amount with the click of a button here on Tuesday, the Chief Minister reiterated his commitment for the welfare of farmers.

He said that the Government has so far spent a whopping Rs 1,75,007 crore under farmers’ welfare schemes alone with major part being incurred on YSR Rythu Bharosa- PM Kisan.

In the last four years, Government has disbursed Rs.33, 209.81 crore under Rythu Bharosa extending an annual assistance of Rs. 13,500 each, he said, adding that the Government is paying an excess of Rs, 17,500 to each eligible farmer under the scheme than what YSRCP promised in the election manifesto.

Under Rythu Bharosa, first instalment of Rs.7500 is paid in May for Kharif sowing expenses every year and the second instalment of Rs.4000 in October or November towards Kharif harvesting and Rabi expenses while the third instalment of Rs. 2000 is paid in January or February.

The benefit is also extended to the farmers cultivating RoFR and endowment lands along with those cultivating own lands.

He said that an amount of Rs 2, 40,000crore has been so far spent through DBT welfare schemes for the benefit of various weaker sections of society while the previous TDP regime totally neglected the welfare part.

“Ours is the only Government which is supplying nine-hour free power supply during daytime to the farmers spending Rs. 1700crore on feeder expansion and which has established 10778 Rythu Bharosa Kendras handholding them from purchasing seeds to selling agricultural produce for MSP while TDP Government struggled to supply even 7-hour power supply,” he said, calling upon the people to see the qualitative difference.

In response to the appeal of the local MLA D. Sridhar Reddyy, the Chief Minister sanctioned Rs 35 crore for development of 31 roads in the constituency.
Agriculture Minister Kkani Govardhan Reddy, Puttaparthi MLA D Sridhar Reddy, several MLAs and senior officials also participated in the programme.